I’ve always been escapist, but you can say that I’ve engaged in more escapism lately. Maybe it’s because I kept getting sick these last few months and even as a child I tended to reach out for books, films, TV shows, and video games with Sci Fi and Fantasy elements when I get ill.
So it really shouldn’t surprise me that I’m currently on the lookout for books that involve magic. Currently, I’m reading “The Magician’s Land”. I plan to read “The Name of the Wind” afterwards, then “The Paper Magician” and “Wheel of the Infinite” (thanks, K!), before picking up “Mistborn” again.
But just in case I finish those before I kick my cough/cold/asthma completely, I’d like to know: what books would you recommend in this genre? The more contemporary, the better.
Heck, what do YOU think are the best and most interesting novels with magical elements?
Once again, I find myself unable to write something for this blog because a bunch of other stuff got in the way – I had to choose between writing for this space or writing more stuff in my notebook for the superhero thing. I ended up going for the superhero.
But I can’t leave you without something to enjoy today, so I’m going to share with you one of my absolute favorite pieces of Gundam Wing fanfiction, by a fic author who calls herself Maldoror. WARNING: This is slash, and it’s INCOMPLETE. But it’s such good FANTASY that I still feel the need to share it with people. I mean, come on. The Zero System as a freaking SPELL? How awesome is that?
I almost wish that it were an original work instead, but I don’t know how that would have worked.